Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park (1993)

Concept featured in film:DNA and Cloning

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 6: 0:23:46 - 0:31:38

 

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Summary of clip: Mr. DNA explains how Jurassic Park scientists cloned dinosaurs.

Connection of flick to concept: Mr. DNA presents a fictional account of cloning, an issue that has become front-page news in recent years. This could be used as an engaging clip at the beginning of a learning cycle on cloning.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Do you think the process described here is possible? Why or why not?

b. Would it be possible to creat a clone from an ancient blood sample? Why or why not?

c. What about this clip do you think is an accurate portrayal of science? What do you think is right and wrong about it?

d. How is the process described here different from actual cloning techniques?

2. Have students research the process that was used to clone Dolly and compare and contrast that method to the one described in the movie.

3. Have students prepare a story board for a presentation about real world cloning that could be shown to visitors at a museum or park that has a focus on cloning or cloning technology. The presentation should be both entertaining and informative.